School trips to Abu Dhabi
A school trip to Abu Dhabi offers your students the opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the United Arab Emirates!
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is also the country’s second-most populous city, after Dubai. Once a small, ethnically homogenous settlement based around the pearl industry, Abu Dhabi grew exponentially when oil was found in the Persian Gulf in the 1950s.
For any groups studying geography, Abu Dhabi is a really interesting example of rapid urbanisation and modern city planning. It is also known for its many green parks and gardens, which is remarkable when you consider that this area was once desert.
Abu Dhabi is also a great choice of destination for religious studies groups and groups from Islamic faith schools. Thanks to its unique socioeconomic development, Abu Dhabi, and the UAE in general, is much more tolerant of other religions than many of its more conservative neighbours. In fact, Abu Dhabi is currently building an Abrahmic Family House which will include a church, a synagogue and a mosque, celebrating the shared beliefs and origins of these three major world religions.
And no school trip to Abu Dhabi would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. A stunning example of modern Islamic architecture, it references all the major Islamic empires while at the same time being a very contemporary building.View all trips to Abu Dhabi